Poland is a state in central Europe whose capital and largest city is Warsaw. Krakow is another city in Poland known for its historical importance, which attracts millions of people. It is a developed country and a member of the EU, NATO and the UN.
Punishing Hungary and Poland for pursuing conservative values will not give Brussels the result it is seeking and legal threat is likely to make the two outliers even more determined to show they won’t be pushed around.
Donald Tusk has made a dramatic re-entry to domestic politics, after the former Polish prime minister and ex-president of the European Council was named the acting head of the opposition Civic Platform (PO) party.
The decision by Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro to dismiss court officials without appeal violated their right to challenge their early removal from the posts, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled.
Religious authorities in Poland have warned that the country’s Catholic Church is facing a “wave” of allegations of sexual abuse against children and young people, and subsequent cover-ups by members of the clergy.